Food, Glorious Food

  • Is it worth the waiting for?
    If we live 'til eighty four
    All we ever get is gruel!
    Every day we say our prayer
    Will they change the bill of fare?
    Still we get the same old gruel!
    There's not a crust, not a crumb can we find
    Can we beg, can we borrow, or cadge
    But there's nothing to stop us from getting a thrill
    When we all close our eyes and imagine

    Food, glorious food!
    Hot sausage and mustard!
    While we're in the mood
    Cold jelly and custard!
    Peas, pudding and saveloys!
    What next is the question?
    Rich gentlemen have it, boys
    Indigestion!

    Food, glorious food!
    We're anxious to try it
    Three banquets a day
    Our favorite diet!

    Just picture a great big steak
    Fried, roasted or stewed
    Oh, food
    Wonderful food
    Marvellous food
    Glorious food

    Food, glorious food!
    What is there more handsome?
    Gulped, swallowed or chewed
    Still worth a king's ransom!
    What is it we dream about?
    What brings on a sigh?
    Piled pieahes and cream, about
    Six feet high!

    Food, glorious food!
    Eat right through the menu
    Just loosen your belt
    Two inches and then you
    Work up a new appetite
    In this interlude
    The food
    Once again, food
    Fabulous food
    Glorious food

    Food, glorious food!
    Don't care what it looks like
    Burned, underdone, crude!
    Don't care what the cook's like
    Just thinking of growing fat
    Our senses go reeling
    One moment of knowing that
    Full-up feeling!

    Food, glorious food!
    What wouldn't we give for
    That extra bit more
    That's all that we live for
    Why should we be fated to
    Do nothing but brood
    On food
    Magical food
    Wonderful food
    Marvellous food
    Fabulous food
    Beautiful food
    Glorious food! Writer/s: Lionel Bart
    Publisher: T.R.O. INC.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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